Just a quick note...

By on July 3, 2004, 5:36 AM
Our search box at the top of the screen has been updated to use Google Web Search, works like a charm, feel free to give it a try.

And while we are at it... I was thinking it may be time for a new giveaway, if you're feeling like sharing a thought or two, what kind of contest would you be interested in participating, and even more important, what kind of prize would get your complete attention? Post a comment and share your ideas.




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Strakian said:
I'd like to see a Ram Kit as one of the prizes. Like Corsairs 2x 512MB DDR PC 3200 with the blinky lights etc. You can never have too much RAM... even if you're good on your current computers, you're bound to make another one. An Athlon 64 51 or 53 proc would be uber nice aswell. Now that the new ATI cards have launched, you could throw a 9800XT in there aswell somewhere without too much trouble cost wise.
Unregistered said:
Damn that would be a hefty giveaway if the prize was a FX series CPU. Anything would be good. It seems most websites that I have been too seem to give away RAM kits like 2x256 or 2x515 PC3200 Coirsair XMS series sticks. You could stick with this trend. As for what kind of contest I am not sure. It should be fair and should reply on posts so there are no spamming from noobs to this site.It should only include members only with a certain amount of posts and the duration of the contest so the noobs can't post as fast as they can to win.Thats just what I think. Does this sound fair?
werty316 said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by Unregistered [/i]Damn that would be a hefty giveaway if the prize was a FX series CPU. Anything would be good. It seems most websites that I have been too seem to give away RAM kits like 2x256 or 2x515 PC3200 Coirsair XMS series sticks. You could stick with this trend. As for what kind of contest I am not sure. It should be fair and should reply on posts so there are no spamming from noobs to this site.It should only include members only with a certain amount of posts and the duration of the contest so the noobs can't post as fast as they can to win.Thats just what I think. Does this sound fair? [/quote] Damn I keep forgetting to logon when posting. Well the post above is what I am thinking.
---agissi--- said:
Ya I agree with the post/activity thing.I dunno about ram.. most people are already set on their ram.A cpu, that'd be cool, but then you go gotta get a new mobo, and probably higher speed ram.I think a videocard would be the perfect prize.A hard drive would be another good prize I think, maybe like a runner up prize or something....Haha listen to Strakian :D :D " A FX53, some $400 corsair blinky ram, a new X800, shouldnt be too costly" :)
Rick said:
Of course, any suggestions are going to be based upon people's upgrade path right now. ;)Larger hard drives, faster video cards.. Faster CPUs...I think just aobut anything would be good.Of course, I don't know what the budget is, but one of those shiny x800's would sure be nice. :D
olefarte said:
I'll go along with the x800, or how about a set of good Klipsch or Logitec speakers. If there is a second place, maybe an Audigy 2 ZS.
Mictlantecuhtli said:
We already had graphics card as the 1st and 2nd prize in the last contest, something else would be nice this time. I vote for a 250+ GB S-ATA hard disk drive.
werty316 said:
On second thought a mobo or hard drive would be a good choice. I haven't seen anyother website giveaway much of those these days.
Julio said:
For those of you asking what kind of budget we may get for our giveaway, I'd say enough to have a Radeon X800 as the first prize and then offer something else as second... how about an external SATA hard drive?
werty316 said:
Damn a X800 sounds good but not sure about SATA as I do not have a mobo that supports it but still good for choices. But real anything will do. I guess we shouldn't be too picky.
Strakian said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by ---agissi--- [/i]Haha listen to Strakian :D :D " A FX53, some $400 corsair blinky ram, a new X800, shouldnt be too costly" :) [/quote] For the record I was just referring to the ATI card as not being to costly, anbd second I said 9800XT, not X800... since the X800 came out mthe price of a 9800XT will prob drop considerably now. Doesn't mean a 9800XT blows by any means :)Hehe, the 53 was just wishful thinking, but a 51 is probably fair game cost wise.
StormBringer said:
Just about anything would be nice, but I think that things like Storage solutions are more useful to people in general since it generally doesn't require them to build a whole new rig in order to use it, which a CPU or memory might require. Also, how about an mp3 player or one of those jukeboxes(the large capacity ones like the iPod and such)
Didou said:
It would be even simpler to offer a gift certificate for [url=http://toastytech.com/guis/mac11crash.gif]newegg.com[/u
l] for example : $300 1st prize, $150 2nd prize, $75 3rd prize, etc.That way the winner can choose what it is he wants to get & not end up with a device that he might allready own ( imagine someone who allready has a X800 pro ;) ).
LNCPapa said:
I say a 64 bit processor of some sort should be in there - if only an AMD64 then probably as a second place prize unless you get one of the really new ones. I think with the general theme of this site/forum a video card is almost a must. Any of the new generation of cards would make a great first place prize IMO. Not sure how well external storage would do for most people though - perhaps we could start another thread with people's opinions on the topic?
Julio said:
Definitely not a bad idea to offer 2-3 prizes with the option of redeeming the value in dollars for a gift certificate. Newegg.com will be our primary sponsor for the giveaway so that shouldn't be much of a problem.
Rick said:
Perhaps a 64-bit CPU and board combo. :)
werty316 said:
How about you put all our ideas in a hat and pick them to see what will be chosen but don't forget since you said a X800 could be a prize that it wouldn't be up and I am sure everyone ould be very happy with this me included.
---agissi--- said:
I was thinkin, gift certificates would be cool, but they seem a tad dull...Could you do something like, 1st prize: X800 or $3002nd: 160GB HD or $150that sort of thing?
STK said:
ya i think a gift certificate to newegg(if they have them) would be cool. they have alot of computer stuff for pretty low prices.also you could get 3 prizes, then first place chooses his, second place chooses his, and third place gets the last one.
MrGaribaldi said:
I agree with agissi that it shouldn't just be gift certificates, but either a prize or the gc. (One of the reasons is that if it's a prize I don't have to pay import tax on it, but if it's a gc...... Thus I'd prefer to save that money)I really like the idea about an X800 as one of the prizes though! Then maybe I could get one this summer even without a job :D ;)An external harddrive might be cool, but aren't they very expensive compared to what you get? (Just thinking that maybe for the price of one external you could get 2 other prizes?) But I like the idea about a harddrive as a prize.
Phantasm66 said:
1st prize, Athlon 64 chip and mobo2nd prize, nVidia Ultra Something3rd prize, 2 x 512MB RAM
Federelli said:
Well whichever price would feel nice :)Though i never ever got my t-shirt :(:(:(
Vehementi said:
Here's an idea, let's have a contest to determine the prizes of the contest :)
werty316 said:
If the prizes were gift certificates I think a few people like me would be out as newegg.com only ships to the US and no international shipping.I also think having a contest to decide what prizes for the contest is too excessive. It really wouldn't be a contest if you don't get anything. A simple poll could do for what the prizes will be but I do like it if a X800 or another vid card was a prize and I am sure no one wouldn't disagree. And if it was a poll then only members can vote which means only members should be able to enter.
Rick said:
How about we have a poll on what equipment should be up for grabs?
Federelli said:
Afaik prizes last contest would be shiped everywhere :)Though i repeat, i never got my t-shirt :P. Not that it's very important to me, but i really wanted that WTF t-shirt :)
Arris said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by Didou [/i]That way the winner can choose what it is he wants to get & not end up with a device that he might allready own ( imagine someone who allready has a X800 pro ;) ). [/quote]What me? :rolleyes: :D And the problem with the suggested prize of a Athlon 64 chip is that it then forces the user to get a new motherboard since they can't just plug it in an go.I think sticking to a Peripheral would be a better choice for a prize.
BrownPaper said:
How about some Klipsch or something. Maybe even a game or two with a video card .
Federelli said:
Video Card/Sound Card/Dvd Drive whatever doesn't require another update sounds great to me.Games also sound as good :)
Phantasm66 said:
A copy of Doom III ?!?
STK said:
that sounds good to me, but what about the non-gamers that post at TS? I think a processor/mobo combo would be a good idea.
Phantasm66 said:
I meant the game as some sort of runner up prize....
LNCPapa said:
Not everybody is gonna be into any one thing here so we are always going to be faced with that situation STK. There are people on this forum not comfortable building a PC yet - what about them? They wouldn't like a CPU + Mobo combo except maybe to sell it. I think a game would make an excellent runner up prize since, from what I can tell, most of us play PC games here.
Didou said:
What if the person who wins the game doesn't have a decent enough rig to play it ? ;)
Federelli said:
haha then go for a full pc upgrade for runner-ups ;)Lemme see those $$$$$
---agissi--- said:
Well hell, lets just give them a new A64 rig with Doom3, then we'll know they can play it :)
---agissi--- said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by Arris [/i]What me? :rolleyes: :D And the problem with the suggested prize of a Athlon 64 chip is that it then forces the user to get a new motherboard since they can't just plug it in an go.I think sticking to a Peripheral would be a better choice for a prize. [/quote] Unless we had a grand prize, of a mobo and cpu (but you'd also need new ram)
BrownPaper said:
A hard drive mp3 player would be cool. I have been thinking about getting one. It's a peripheral so all you need would be a computer and some mp3s. Where those mp3s come from is none of my business. :angel:An advanced copy of Doom III and Half-Life 2. Hmmm...
werty316 said:
Doom III??? Are you on crack that could be the last place prize. A $50 game as a prize as to a kickass X800. It doesn't take alot to say which you would want. I say X800 as one prize. Who wouldn't want one? An X800 would require no upgrading of anything so its a win, win situation. Come'on.... come'on now.
STK said:
Someone make a thread to vote for the prizes. Go vote now.
Federelli said:
what makes you think anyways that doom 3 will be out by them ;);)
werty316 said:
I am stickin with my choice of a X800. Why would you want anything else.
---agissi--- said:
Grand Prize: A64 & MoboFirst Prize: X800Second Prize: 512MB Corsair PC4000Third Prize: Doom3/*game*
werty316 said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by ---agissi--- [/i]Grand Prize: A64 & MoboFirst Prize: X800Second Prize: 512MB Corsair PC4000Third Prize: Doom3/*game* [/quote] I like those prizes.
Phantasm66 said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by werty316 [/i]Doom III??? Are you on crack that could be the last place prize. [/quote] I did say as the runner up prize, yes. No one is suggesting that a copy of DOOM III or HL2 is the main prize!
Phantasm66 said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by ---agissi--- [/i]Grand Prize: A64 & MoboFirst Prize: X800Second Prize: 512MB Corsair PC4000Third Prize: Doom3/*game* [/quote] That was basically my suggestions. Mobo, graphic card, memory, then runner up games.
Federelli said:
Great prizes :) I luv em
Masque said:
I agree....agissi's prize post looks pretty good. I believe I read earlier on gift certs from Newegg as well. I think those would be well-received.
---agissi--- said:
Then Masque, we could do something like:Grand Prize: A64 & Mobo / $300 Newegg GCFirst Prize: X800 / $200 Newegg GCSecond Prize: 512MB Corsair PC4000 / $100 Newegg GCThird Prize: Doom3/*game* / $50 Newegg GCIf we were to make the grand prize newegg GC worth what a A64 and mobo is, it'd have to be like $500, then the first prize would be like $400, and that be really expensive, maybe not possible?
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